Viewer Response to Consider This on Raising the Tax Rate - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Viewer Response to Consider This on Raising the Tax Rate

Viewer 1

The news that the City Council voted to raise taxes is not surprising, in fact it was predicted that they would do just that as well as pretending to be so sorry about it. What is surprising is that the TV network would report it and the AJ wouldn't.

Viewer 2

I  think that the city leaders need to look at letting this city go wet with alcohol sales. There fore the city could collect taxes on the alcohol sales. Citizens in this city have fuss and cuss for years about property taxes going up. Well folks I think it is time that the citizens of Lubbock wake up and see what the small towns around Lubbock is doing about the issue of alcohol sales. Lubbock needs to move forward on this issue and the issue of property taxes. After all we the citizens put the current leaders in the current city hall. Lubbock is growing and we need to move ahead with the growth. I do not drink alcohol but I do believe that if we had alcohol sales in this city. Our city leaders would and could use the alcohol sales taxes on issues that affect our city. Therefore the city leaders would not have to raise property taxes. I am just one person that lives here in Lubbock. This is my Hometown. So lets all tell our city leaders NO to raising property taxes. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Viewer 3

Love this segment.  I think it's a great concept!  Thank you! 

Viewer 4

I heard on the news yesterday that there were not many people turned out for the meeting regarding the raise in taxes. I for one cannot attend a meeting at 10:00 a.m. as I have to work to pay the taxes that are already in place as I am sure a great many others people are working. Why would you hold a meeting for the public at 10:00 a.m. when people are at work is it because you don't want people to attend and voice there opinions regarding city council wanting to make it hard for the people of Lubbock to make ends meet. Both my husband and I work for the state of Texas and when we are given a raise everything else goes up  

Viewer 5

I agree wholeheartedly. I need LOWER TAXES!

In a business world...their action of indicating to the public that taxes were going to be lower...WOULD be called false advertising...and could be fined.

The public thinking...WHY would I take off work to attend..IF they are going to lower taxes. BUT the people that were there WERE EMPLOYEES who want a raise. SO they showed up! WHEN in fact, the politicians should never have indicated their intention...

Viewer 6

I CERTAINLY AGREE THAT LUBBOCK CITIZENS *DO NOT* NEED HIGHER TAXES. LUBBOCK CITIZENS NEED FOR THOSE ELECTED-THOSE "WE" ELECT- TO ACT MORE RESPONSIBLY WITH OUR TAXES. THEY SHOULD DO WHAT WE ALL HAVE TO DO-CUT BACK. WHY IS THERE THIS HUE AND CRY FOR HIGHER TAXES ALL THE TIME IN THE NEWS NOW? COULD IT BE THAT SINCE GOVENOR PERRY HAS DECREASED PROPERTY TAXES IN TEXAS THERE ARE THOSE 'LIBERAL-MINDED' PEOPLE WHO ARE EAGER TO TAX AND SPEND WITHOUT REGARD TO THOSE OF US WHO REALLY NEED A REDUCTION IN TAXES AT THIS TIME?

WHEN DO WE TAXPAYERS RECEIVE A REPRIEVE FROM THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN A TAX INCREASE THEY "DIDN`T LIKE".

Viewer 7

Dan Jackson is wrong about what Lubbock needs. The city's infrastructure is suffering from years of neglect. Our city, except for the Tech campus, is filthy and unattractive to visitors and new industry. Roads, parks, and ordinary city services (garbage, street cleaning, code enforcement, health) are an embarrassment and this guy comes in here from god-knows-where with no credentials whatsoever and complains about the taxes!

Taxes are much too low compared to the glaring needs of our community and the taxes of cities that care enough to take care of themselves. This is due directly to the no-new-taxes crowd in years past that was blind to the need to invest in our home community. But now things might be changing. We may at least be on the verge of recognizing that we can't keep cutting taxes forever without having to pay the price on down the line. Even Mikel Ward's disciples didn't show up at the recent budget hearing. Ninety percent of the people there spoke against Dan Jackson's ignorant position. Undaunted, he claims to be the voice of the people.

At the risk of getting too personal over a disagreement on issues, I must also add that Dan Jackson's demeanor and unprofessional delivery come across as extremely hostile. That's not what we need in Lubbock either. Our (currently) major TV station ought to be promoting cooperation and community spirit.

I have lived in Lubbock for 37 years and I've seen my share of demagogues and crackpots. But rarely have I seen anything like this crazed Floyd Turbo. Only the general manager of KCBD could think that Dan Jackson's opinion is important enough to take up valuable airtime when we could be watching Jay Leno.

Viewer 8

I totally agree. I think that as long as we keep paying for all the politicians "think we need", then they will continue to gouge us. We are paying higher prices for everything. And we will continue to do so until we demand that we not have to. If we would demand lower taxes, gas prices, and better spending of our tax dollars, then maybe they would take notice and do something about it. And that's all I will say because nothing is going to change. They have us by the throats, they know it, and that's the way it will stay.

Consider This...Raising the Tax Rate
NewsChannel 11 General Manager Dan Jackson gives his opinion about a Lubbock City Council tentative decision to raise taxes.

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